Meet the Founders
Three Animal Lovers Who Write
Amelia Indie Authors Creative Director Nancy Blanton writes award-winning novels based on 17th-century Irish history. Her latest, When Starlings Fly as One, is based on the personal account of Sir Arthur Freke, the owner of Rathbarry Castle in County Cork.
David-Matthew Barnes is an author, poet, and teacher. His genres? Many: contemporary romance, young adult novels, stage plays, and horror films, for example. He is the author of the dance-themed novelette Fast Beat. His poetry has been featured in several literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Halfway Down the Stairs and the My Front Door series presented by Silver Birch Press.
DM graduated magna cum laude from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and English before earning an MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina.
He is a member of Gothic Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America. He loves film noir, white chocolate, classic cartoons, koalas, Julie London records, Nancy Drew, the Peanuts gang, Disney villains, all things Tiki, Italy, and everything written by Jane Austen. DM is the proud parent of both cats and dogs, all of whom might just be a teeny, tiny bit spoiled.